Gardens, Parks & Walks
Packages which include a two course dinner from our set menu, bed and breakfast are available with free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to check in.
University of Leicester Botanic Gardens
The University of Leicester Botanic Garden features alpine, desert, temperate and tropical greenhouses and are delightful gardens at any time of year. You can also visit the Attenborough Arboretum, which focuses on global biodiversity and is managed as a ‘wild’ site.
This is a stunning 15 acre site composing mixed woodland and gardens beautifully landscaped and with an Arboretum and Rose Garden to explore. It is a delightfully peaceful place with something to admire at all times of year with extensive views towards Charnwood Forest, a working kitchen garden and walks through the shaded woodland, shrubs and trees.
Nature lovers will revel in the beautiful landscapes and woodland scenery at Bradgate Park; one of Leicestershire’s most picturesque spots, covering 830 acres. The Park is a medieval deer park, once popular as a hunting ground; and the red and fallow deer still reside here, mostly concealed within the thick bracken, though if you’re lucky, you might just spot one or two
Fosse Meadows Ramble
A 4 mile figure of 8 walk around the Fosse Meadows Nature Area. This would be a very plesant evening stoll through the stunning countryside before a return to the hotel for a well earned refreshment in the bar before dinner!
Hartshill Hayes & Coventry Canal Ramble
This is a more ambitious circular 13.4 miles, likely to take 6-7 hours. This is Walk 20 of a series of routes along Warwickshire’s Centenary Way. From Hartshill Hayes country park, with its amazing views, the walk heads down to the Coventry canal. After a short urban stretch the return is along pleasant field paths.
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Information correct at July 2020. Please confirm details direct with attraction. E&OE.
Why not take a picnic?
To make things easier we can put together a picnic lunch for you to take on your travels, just ask at reception for more details.
Dog Friendly Welcome
We like to welcome your whole family, so don’t leave your beloved dog at home, bring them with you! There are so many walks and parks nearby they'll have a great time! See our Pet Policy.